Hurricane Florence has gone and has left a mess for many with the flooding , wind and tornados . Fortunately the mountains have been my refuge . After driving to the coast and securing the home there , I returned to the mountains . Florence stopped at the shore as a category 4 and became a category 1 on land. This was enough to contribute to the destruction of life styles and lives for many but I observed so many good people that came forward to help others . This in its self is humbling to experience. My neighbors on the coast were awesome .
There is a small town nestled in the mountains called Spruce Pine . I had time to explore the area and came upon an amazing garden supply business . The nursery is called LAKEVIEW Mercantile and Gardens , Inc. . The owners Jeff and Darla Harding have an amazing knowledge of all things growing and are available to share this information to you . The greenhouse is a gem and all of their production include a large variety of healthy , thriving , large selection of plants . They also have a nice inventory of garden tools and statuary . When you are in the Blue Ridge Mountains , do yourself a favor and explore this exceptional place.
As Fall is now here it is time to clean out our garden beds , make a list of our future plans and if you have a green house or cold frame , start some seedlings for cold weather crops. I have learned a lot this year and kept a journal . This journal has been an education in itself. I encourage you to do this.
Hopefully I can direct my next post to beekeeping . This is a subject I have had the opportunity to study and I would like to share with you.
Keeping the earth green with you , Grandma Jean